NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussain

21 Jun. 2012

NATO Deputy Secretary General Vershbow visits Jordan

On 21 June, the Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow visited Jordan for bilateral talks in the framework of the Mediterranean Dialogue partnership and met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Nasser Judeh, with H.R.H. Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussain and with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt.Gen. Mashal Mohammad Al-Zaben.

Ambassador Vershbow and his Jordanian interlocutors reviewed the achievements in the implementation of the NATO-Jordan Individual Cooperation Programme, in different areas ranging from political consultations to practical cooperation in areas including military interoperability, education and training, civil emergency planning and trust funds to eliminate obsolete ammunitions and unexploded ordenance for the safety of the civilian population in Jordan.

NATO and Jordan share common security challenges and threats like terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the risk emanating from failing states and they share as well the same aspirations for international security, stability and peace.


NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Jordan Nasser Judeh

During his visit, Ambassador Vershbow delivered a keynote address at a public diplomacy conference in Amman on "NATO in the New Global Security Era" co-organised by NATO and the Jordanian Institute of Diplomacy. The conference brought together diplomats, academics and representatives of regional think tanks and included presentations by senior Jordanian and NATO officials

"Jordan is a powerful stabilising influence in a tough neighbourhood", said Ambassador Vershbow. "It has played a constructive role in promoting political dialogue and peaceful solutions to the profound challenges here in this region, including through the Middle East Peace Process." The Deputy Secretary General also remarked that: " In the Balkans, Afghanistan and then Libya last year our military forces have worked together very effectively". "That partnership is grounded in the Mediterranean Dialgue process which NATO launched almost 20 years ago". "Jordan has been an active participant in NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue since the beginning".

This cooperation with countries in the Mediterranean underlines the significance of NATO partnerships reaffirmed at the Lisbon and Chicago Summits. As NATO has reformed itself into a very flexible security instrument for Allies, it is committed to strengthening and developing partnerships with countries facing common security challenges.

Last updated: 21-Jun-2012 19:59

High resolution photos

NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 20. Jul. 2012 Dr Nawaishe delivering the welcoming remarks on the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 20. Jul. 2012 HE Alexander Vershbow delivering the Keynote speech at the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 HE Alexander Vershbow delivering the Keynote Address at the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 01. Jan. 2007 HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein delivering the Keynote Address 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 20. Jul. 2012 Q&A period following Ambassador Vershbow's Keynote Address 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 View of the audience during the Opening Session of the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 HRH Prince Faisal speaking with the NATO Deputy Secretary General 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 First Session on NATO's New Strategic Concept and Regional Security in the Mediterranean and the Middle East 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 Mr Nicola de Santis speaking during the First Session of the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 Dr Hasan Al Momani speaking during the First Session of the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 H.E. Prof. Kamel Abu Jaber speaking during the First Session of the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein and HE Alexander Vershbow attending the First Session of the conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 01. Jan. 2007 View of the audience during the First Session 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 01. Jan. 2007 Second Session on NATO's Military Cooperation with Partners in the New Global Security Era 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 BG Jesus Amatriain speaking during the Second Session of the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 BG Mohammed Awwad speaking during the Second Session of the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 MG Dr Fayez Al Dwairi speaking during the Second Session 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussein sharing a light moment during the Public Diplomacy Conference on NATO in the New Global Security Era 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 View of the audience Second Session on NATO's Military Cooperation with Partners in the New Global Security Era 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 Mr Hussam Al Husseini, Director of the European Department in the Jordanian MFA, during the Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 21. Jun. 2012 HE Dr Montaser Oklah AlZoubi delivering the Closing Remarks at the NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 20. Jul. 2012 Bilateral Meeting between the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow and HRH Prince Faisal Bin Al Hussain 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 20. Jul. 2012 Bilateral Meeting between the NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and Jordan's CHOD General Al-Zaben 
NATO-Jordan Public Diplomacy Conference: ''NATO in the New Global Security Era'' 20. Jul. 2012 Bilateral Meeting between the NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow and Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Nasser Judeh